22 days in Midwest Itinerary

22 days in Midwest Itinerary

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22 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h
4
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Sat) at Silver Dollar City. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, get your game on at Escape Code, and get great views at College of the Ozarks.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Branson attractions planner .

Atlanta to Branson is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Branson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, things will get slightly colder in Branson: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka), Holladay Distillery (in Weston) and Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence (in Lawrence). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tom's Town Distilling Co., and explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary app .

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Independence, Holladay Distillery, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence, Evel Knievel Museum
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at City Museum, and experience rural life at Grant’s Farm.

Plan my day in Saint Louis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , take a memorable tour with Tours, then test your team's savvy at Elusive Escape Rooms, and finally examine the collection at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Lake State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells journey website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saint Louis to Wisconsin Dells in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, expect Wisconsin Dells to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , Devil's Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Elusive Escape Rooms ©
Elusive Escape Rooms
Zipline

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in June, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford), Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force, Carillon Historical Park, & more) and David's Cemetery (in Kettering). There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip planner .

Drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Cincinnati Nature Center, David's Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

3
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Dr. Bob's Gravesite, and then make a splash at Cedar Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then stroll around High Bridge Glens, and then admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cincinnati in June, plan for little chillier days in Cleveland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dr. Bob's Gravesite, Cedar Point, Bay Lanes Bowling, High Bridge Glens, Fellows Riverside Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Fellows Riverside Gardens ©
Fellows Riverside Gardens

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